Admitted to Cambridge 2010/2011


afrolaw

Congratulations to all who have been accepted so far. Does anyone know if anyone from Africa, in particular Zimbabwe has been accepted?

Congratulations to all who have been accepted so far. Does anyone know if anyone from Africa, in particular Zimbabwe has been accepted?
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lil81

I have also received the email on a conditional offer today... What a relief.. Btw, im from malaysia..

I have also received the email on a conditional offer today... What a relief.. Btw, im from malaysia..
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plethora

Congrats lil81! What conditions did you get?

Congrats lil81! What conditions did you get?
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lil81

Mine is just an email stating that the conditions would be given in the letter including on financial conditions, college membership, languange conditions etc.. I believe it's d same as the others who received the notification via email. Nway, anyone receive the conditions proper yet?

Mine is just an email stating that the conditions would be given in the letter including on financial conditions, college membership, languange conditions etc.. I believe it's d same as the others who received the notification via email. Nway, anyone receive the conditions proper yet?
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Bion

Congrats lil81..

Congrats lil81..
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arorster

are these guys done with sending the offfer? i havent had a response either way..the site says papers with the commitee. also what is the approximate intake at cambridge?

are these guys done with sending the offfer? i havent had a response either way..the site says papers with the commitee. also what is the approximate intake at cambridge?
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Ryker

I wouldn't think they're done, I got an e-mail just a week ago :)

I wouldn't think they're done, I got an e-mail just a week ago :)
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afrolaw

I wouldn't think they're done, I got an e-mail just a week ago :)


was it an email to say you were admitted?

<blockquote>I wouldn't think they're done, I got an e-mail just a week ago :)</blockquote>

was it an email to say you were admitted?
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MarcT

Nway, anyone receive the conditions proper yet?


I haven't received the formal letter yet, and the status check still says "papers with degree committee". And I'm the guy who got the email on the 22nd of December...

Seems that university administrations are equally effective around the world :)

<blockquote>Nway, anyone receive the conditions proper yet? </blockquote>

I haven't received the formal letter yet, and the status check still says "papers with degree committee". And I'm the guy who got the email on the 22nd of December...

Seems that university administrations are equally effective around the world :)
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Spoke to Suzanne Wade yesterday, she explained the successful applications have just started being sent over to Board of Graduate Studies, and it usually takes them a couple weeks. Therefore the first batch of offer letters get sent around mid-march and usually start arriving in the last week of march. Oh and also... the status only gets changed by the Board of Graduate studies once they acknowledge they have received your successful application. So once you see your status changed, then your application has been processed by BGS and you can expect to receive the offer letter shortly thereafter.

Spoke to Suzanne Wade yesterday, she explained the successful applications have just started being sent over to Board of Graduate Studies, and it usually takes them a couple weeks. Therefore the first batch of offer letters get sent around mid-march and usually start arriving in the last week of march. Oh and also... the status only gets changed by the Board of Graduate studies once they acknowledge they have received your successful application. So once you see your status changed, then your application has been processed by BGS and you can expect to receive the offer letter shortly thereafter.
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MarcT

Spoke to Suzanne Wade yesterday, she explained the successful applications have just started being sent over to Board of Graduate Studies, and it usually takes them a couple weeks. Therefore the first batch of offer letters get sent around mid-march and usually start arriving in the last week of march.


How very European of them, seriously. At least American universities make it look like they are trying to get the best candidates.

If Cambridge were to send those things out earlier, people would start signing on immediately - it's Cambridge, after all. Instead, they wait 'til after Harvard and Yale send out their first round of letters. And THEY are Harvard and Yale!

<blockquote>Spoke to Suzanne Wade yesterday, she explained the successful applications have just started being sent over to Board of Graduate Studies, and it usually takes them a couple weeks. Therefore the first batch of offer letters get sent around mid-march and usually start arriving in the last week of march. </blockquote>

How very European of them, seriously. At least American universities make it look like they are trying to get the best candidates.

If Cambridge were to send those things out earlier, people would start signing on immediately - it's Cambridge, after all. Instead, they wait 'til after Harvard and Yale send out their first round of letters. And THEY are Harvard and Yale!
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Yes you're right, very European.

However, its neither here nor there when Cambridge send out the letters. As you know, they are quick to notify good successful candidates by email, which lets the candidates know for sure they have a place at Cambridge. And the academic (or any other requirements) can always be found out by giving Suzanne a quick call. Even if you needed the letter for visa purposes or funding any other purpose, Cambridge still sends letters in very good time for all that.

So i'd say theres no difference if Cambridge sent out the letters earlier or later than other universities as the best students are notified in advance (by email), the letter is just a formality.

Yes you're right, very European.

However, its neither here nor there when Cambridge send out the letters. As you know, they are quick to notify good successful candidates by email, which lets the candidates know for sure they have a place at Cambridge. And the academic (or any other requirements) can always be found out by giving Suzanne a quick call. Even if you needed the letter for visa purposes or funding any other purpose, Cambridge still sends letters in very good time for all that.

So i'd say theres no difference if Cambridge sent out the letters earlier or later than other universities as the best students are notified in advance (by email), the letter is just a formality.

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MarcT

Not quite. Take me, for example: With the U.S. schools that have already sent out admissions, I can be absolutely certain of what to expect. I can use the formal letters to apply for scholarships and I do not need to worry about conditions.

With Cambridge, I still don't really know where I'm at. And with other schools' registration deadlines coming up, what would you do: Let a decent law school's deadline pass and be left with nothing but Cambridge's nice email and possibly a reassurance on the phone? I don't think so.

Plus, I find their policy to not even answer mails about when they will finally send out their formal letters absolutely inadequate. American law schools are practically spamming me with everything from christmas greetings to admitted students events, and Cambridge can't even so much as react to a valid inquiry? As I said, very European :P

Not quite. Take me, for example: With the U.S. schools that have already sent out admissions, I can be absolutely certain of what to expect. I can use the formal letters to apply for scholarships and I do not need to worry about conditions.

With Cambridge, I still don't really know where I'm at. And with other schools' registration deadlines coming up, what would you do: Let a decent law school's deadline pass and be left with nothing but Cambridge's nice email and possibly a reassurance on the phone? I don't think so.

Plus, I find their policy to not even answer mails about when they will finally send out their formal letters absolutely inadequate. American law schools are practically spamming me with everything from christmas greetings to admitted students events, and Cambridge can't even so much as react to a valid inquiry? As I said, very European :P
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The point I was making, and which you seem to have clearly missed, is that the essential fact is you know you have been admitted. Anything that comes after is a mere formality, and let me assure you, all the nice emails American law schools are sending you about christmas and events, are just a bonus, like the letter you would recieve from Cambridge.

On your point about being left with nothing but Cambridges nice email, I would have thought that the fact that Cambridge dont feel the need to spam you, whereas the American Schools are sending you everything to encourage you says everything about which university(s) are desperate for quality students and which are not.

As you said, take me for example, I have no offer letter yet, but that hasnt stopped me from applying to scholarships. (have applied for two, one from Cambridge)

And you are mistaken on their policy not to answer mails about the formal letters, I have always recieved a prompt and clear reply.

The point I was making, and which you seem to have clearly missed, is that the essential fact is you know you have been admitted. Anything that comes after is a mere formality, and let me assure you, all the nice emails American law schools are sending you about christmas and events, are just a bonus, like the letter you would recieve from Cambridge.

On your point about being left with nothing but Cambridges nice email, I would have thought that the fact that Cambridge dont feel the need to spam you, whereas the American Schools are sending you everything to encourage you says everything about which university(s) are desperate for quality students and which are not.

As you said, take me for example, I have no offer letter yet, but that hasnt stopped me from applying to scholarships. (have applied for two, one from Cambridge)

And you are mistaken on their policy not to answer mails about the formal letters, I have always recieved a prompt and clear reply.
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MarcT

Ok, let's just agree to disagree about whether a university administration should be a "service" institution - or rather about what "service" is in that context. Much better than claiming that we are missing each other's point when I don't think we are.

About why it is a problem not to have a formal letter: This year overseas is an important matter, and I will not have it all hinge on an email that clearly states that it is no official offer of admission and that there are further conditions. I need a formal letter of acceptance to be in a position to let deadlines pass or turn down offers from elsewhere.

As for their not answering mail - I don't know whether it's policy, but three mails (increasingly urgent in their wording, as deadlines for scholarships in my home country were coming up and have recently passed) went unanswered so far. I know the mails reached them, as I received an "out-of-office for the day" notice on one.

I am sure Cambridge isn't desperate for good students. To me, however, their attitude explains what I thought to be rather unexplainable before making the experience: That about 50% of the people who receive a Cambridge LL.M. offer turn them down.

Ok, let's just agree to disagree about whether a university administration should be a "service" institution - or rather about what "service" is in that context. Much better than claiming that we are missing each other's point when I don't think we are.

About why it is a problem not to have a formal letter: This year overseas is an important matter, and I will not have it all hinge on an email that clearly states that it is no official offer of admission and that there are further conditions. I need a formal letter of acceptance to be in a position to let deadlines pass or turn down offers from elsewhere.

As for their not answering mail - I don't know whether it's policy, but three mails (increasingly urgent in their wording, as deadlines for scholarships in my home country were coming up and have recently passed) went unanswered so far. I know the mails reached them, as I received an "out-of-office for the day" notice on one.

I am sure Cambridge isn't desperate for good students. To me, however, their attitude explains what I thought to be rather unexplainable before making the experience: That about 50% of the people who receive a Cambridge LL.M. offer turn them down.

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Yes i think we will have to agree to disagree on most things you have stated as we could go on forever.

I wish you well and anticipate everything will work out for you.

Yes i think we will have to agree to disagree on most things you have stated as we could go on forever.

I wish you well and anticipate everything will work out for you.
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Jenny1987

I was just wondering, has anyone's Camsis updated with their offer?

Also what colleges have you all selected as your first and second preferences?

I was just wondering, has anyone's Camsis updated with their offer?

Also what colleges have you all selected as your first and second preferences?

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LLMblogger

I selected King's and Queen's without really doing any research.

I went to the King's website this morning and saw that they had two price ranges for college fees:
"The College fee per annum for graduates registered for a research degree is £2,184. For graduates studying for non-research certificates, diplomas, or tripos examinations the College fee is £4,479 per annum."
Does anyone know where the LLM falls on this scale?

I selected King's and Queen's without really doing any research.

I went to the King's website this morning and saw that they had two price ranges for college fees:
"The College fee per annum for graduates registered for a research degree is £2,184. For graduates studying for non-research certificates, diplomas, or tripos examinations the College fee is £4,479 per annum."
Does anyone know where the LLM falls on this scale?

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AMG

As far as I know the fees for the LLM at KCL are £ 8,900:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/applying/name/master_of_laws/alpha/l/header_search/

As far as I know the fees for the LLM at KCL are £ 8,900:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/applying/name/master_of_laws/alpha/l/header_search/
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LLMblogger

Thanks, but I meant King's College Cambridge college fees for LLM students. For instance, many colleges in Oxford charge BCL students more than they charge graduate students in other disciplines. Now it looks like some colleges in Cambridge charge different college fees for different graduate programmes, but the whole thing is a bit unclear.

Thanks, but I meant King's College Cambridge college fees for LLM students. For instance, many colleges in Oxford charge BCL students more than they charge graduate students in other disciplines. Now it looks like some colleges in Cambridge charge different college fees for different graduate programmes, but the whole thing is a bit unclear.
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